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Forum: RV-14 Today, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Nova RV
Looks like a mistake, I have never see that part...

Looks like a mistake, I have never see that part before.
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Nova RV
Pulled my flap linkage.... :mad:

Pulled my flap linkage.... :mad:
Forum: Tools 11-15-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Nova RV
Check out this EAA video and make your own bits. ...

Check out this EAA video and make your own bits. Takes just minutes and they worked out great on my 14, no cracks, just smooth holes through the...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Nova RV
Just don't final attach the left front air intake...

Just don't final attach the left front air intake side as you will soon be removing it when you fit the snorkel to the air filter frame.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By Nova RV
My guess is the brass regulator is reducing the...

My guess is the brass regulator is reducing the volume of air and making the rivet gun anemic, you are getting perhaps good pressure but no volume. Remove it as someone else suggested and set air...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,991
Posted By Nova RV
The PAR36 light bulb that goes in the 14 leading...

The PAR36 light bulb that goes in the 14 leading edge assembly is a very common size and you can pick up PAR36 LED spotlight bulb on Amazon for example for under $50 that seem to be working out on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By Nova RV
Another possibility is that there is an incorrect...

Another possibility is that there is an incorrect washer stack and the nut has passed all of the threads and is on the grip of the bolt. I know I did this once.
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Nova RV
Drilling out rear window tapped threads

There is a thread in the RV-12 area about how the rear window threaded holes should be drilled out #27 before final installation and that this also applies to the RV-14. I checked directly with Vans...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Nova RV
I bought the pre made setup, my soldering skills...

I bought the pre made setup, my soldering skills are not proven yet so I let Paul do it. After looking at the parts, boards, and instructions I think I would try the kit next time though. I also...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Nova RV
Mine are installed but the plane is not flying...

Mine are installed but the plane is not flying yet.
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By Nova RV
There is a jig that holds the aileron bellcrank...

There is a jig that holds the aileron bellcrank at the proper angle for neutral. Adjust the pushrod so the angle is set there and also at the wing root. Now the wing is completed as far as that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,323
Posted By Nova RV
Why don't you take up golfing?

Why don't you take up golfing?
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By Nova RV
You need the aileron pushrod at the final neutral...

You need the aileron pushrod at the final neutral location because you need to measure the centerline off the trim servo onto the pushrod them measure and install the brackets and springs. I think...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By Nova RV
The Garmin pitch and roll kits you want to buy. ...

The Garmin pitch and roll kits you want to buy. Not just for the brackets that fit existing holes in your build but they come with all the hardware to make the pushrods between the servos and the...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Nova RV
More pressure, a lot and they will form nicely. ...

More pressure, a lot and they will form nicely. There is a video by Cleaveland tools on dimpling and getting crisp dimples. I watched it and went right to the shop and added a lot of pressure from...
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Nova RV
They go between the canopy plastic and the side...

They go between the canopy plastic and the side frame pieces "if" the space between the canopy and the side frame is above a certain value. It keeps the sides from pulling on the plastic.
Forum: Propellers 10-26-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,034
Posted By Nova RV
Bob, I am 3261 and mine arrived last Thursday,...

Bob, I am 3261 and mine arrived last Thursday, 10/19. Becca should be calling you for payment any time now.
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Nova RV
Richard, order the pitch and roll install kits...

Richard, order the pitch and roll install kits from Vans, they have the brackets and the short pigtail harnesses that plug right into the wing and fuselage harnesses.
Forum: Propellers 10-25-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,034
Posted By Nova RV
Bob, mine arrived last week and I am trying hard...

Bob, mine arrived last week and I am trying hard not to unpack and admire it until installation time.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Nova RV
Mine matches Keith's measurement

Mine matches Keith's measurement
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Nova RV
Don that sounds about right depending on how...

Don that sounds about right depending on how forward your canopy was placed and the amount of gap you want between the canopy and rear window plastic. I didn't "cut" mine but used as belt sander and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-08-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,655
Posted By Nova RV
Since I did not start this thread, I apologize to...

Since I did not start this thread, I apologize to Evan for stirring up some people's feathers. I made the assumption that since the title of the thread is "Dual P-MAG Reliability in 2017" that he...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-07-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,655
Posted By Nova RV
I don't understand why someone asks for data from...

I don't understand why someone asks for data from actual users of a product has his thread filled with sales pitches and testimonials for a different product which is "better"? Can't we limit that...
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,034
Posted By Nova RV
Bob FYI , I spoke with WW earlier in the week and...

Bob FYI , I spoke with WW earlier in the week and was told the hold up now is a supplier that does some completion to the "studs". My prop blades are apparently completed and mine is #3 in line to...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By Nova RV
There is nothing magic about the plexi bits for...

There is nothing magic about the plexi bits for sale, you can modify standard bits into plexi bits very easily. There is an EAA video on doing it. I did mine in a few minutes and they worked great...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By Nova RV
Use your Cleaveland tool between the rivets and...

Use your Cleaveland tool between the rivets and then match the edge break with an Avery tool or hand seamers at the rivets
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 111
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 58,907
Posted By Nova RV
The manifold pressure sensor on P. 43-03 calls...

The manifold pressure sensor on P. 43-03 calls out p/n 494-30004-02 which is a 50psi sensor but the Garmin std G3X-4CYL Lycoming kit comes with a 30psi sensor for manifold pressure (p/n...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By Nova RV
Congratulations Ivan !

Congratulations Ivan !
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,062
Posted By Nova RV
FWIW if I were to do another I would not use...

FWIW if I were to do another I would not use black electrical tape as an edge, I would get another color, probably white. It's hard to discern the point where the black tape and the black colored...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By Nova RV
Check on EBay - I got a small bottle 4 oz of boat...

Check on EBay - I got a small bottle 4 oz of boat fiberglass pigment for $14.50. You only use drops, not ounces to get a solid black color to the epoxy. Make sure you get the pigment for epoxy not...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By Nova RV
The Thunderbolt allows for more customization and...

The Thunderbolt allows for more customization and the parts are balanced to tighter tolerances. More HP is not really expected and per my conversation with Lycoming at Sun N Fun any HP gains are...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Nova RV
I spoke with Stein and he said it was ok to cut...

I spoke with Stein and he said it was ok to cut the cable and put in a connector if you wanted. I am making sure that all wires have connectors so that the wings are removable if necessary without...
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,859
Posted By Nova RV
I have managed probably 99% of the fuselage SB by...

I have managed probably 99% of the fuselage SB by myself but as mentioned there are some parts that get big and heavy and it becomes really difficult to do yourself without damaging something in the...
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,034
Posted By Nova RV
Bob I am a day and 2 invoice numbers ahead of you...

Bob I am a day and 2 invoice numbers ahead of you and I have not heard anything about shipping from them yet. I'm in no hurry though either.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By Nova RV
I bought some auto "skates" and put them under...

I bought some auto "skates" and put them under the wheels, now I can move the plane in any direction. Downside it that the plane sits a few inches higher and you need a higher step to get in to work...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Nova RV
I used Boelube and went very slowly with the tap...

I used Boelube and went very slowly with the tap (by hand of course). I would only cut a turn or two then back it out and clean out the cuttings, add more lube and cut a couple more turns.
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Nova RV
GMU 22

Vans has the adapter brackets now to mount the GMU 22 in the left wing AHARS mount. The wire harness already has the wires going to that location.
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By Nova RV
Mike if you can get a trip to KIAD I am about 15...

Mike if you can get a trip to KIAD I am about 15 minutes from there and can show you my build. Still many months away from flying though.
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Nova RV
Don't fret that will come soon enough along with...

Don't fret that will come soon enough along with carpal tunnel from all of the clecos on the wing skins. The wing kit is pure tedium and repetition for sure, the fuselage kit is nowhere near as...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Nova RV
You probably don't need more than a couple yards...

You probably don't need more than a couple yards of cloth at most, the strips are not very wide and most are not too long. I used "standard" weight boat cloth which is 7.5oz/ sq yd. I got a small...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By Nova RV
Magnus, can you PM me your email address? I have...

Magnus, can you PM me your email address? I have a copy of the FWF packing list as a PDF file.
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By Nova RV
Don't want to steal Magnus' thread but I ordered...

Don't want to steal Magnus' thread but I ordered the Whirlwind 74RV HRT after Sun N Fun and should have it in a couple of weeks. I wanted to go with composite and didn't want to pay $13K for the...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By Nova RV
The governor comes with the FWF kit and not the...

The governor comes with the FWF kit and not the engine. You can get 1 E-Mag and 1 magneto or 2 magnetos, or 1 E-Mag and nothing. They won't sell or set up for a dual E-Mag setup but will remove the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By Nova RV
Yes, sorry about not being clear with the balloon...

Yes, sorry about not being clear with the balloon - it by itself is not the test for the leaks merely acts like an over pressure valve so you can test. The issue with the spray bubbles it that a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By Nova RV
I didn't like the balloon test as all of them...

I didn't like the balloon test as all of them leak on their own through their skin, some faster than others and make it tough to get a good sense of leak vs no leak. I recently went to the store and...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Nova RV
If you are worried about the weights coming loose...

If you are worried about the weights coming loose you can add a layer of adhesive or tank sealant to them and then red locktite or just put another blob of sealant over the nuts after you torque them...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Nova RV
Add one vote for the moving blankets folded up...

Add one vote for the moving blankets folded up inside between the formers and one person inside. Make sure that person had hearing protection on btw, it's loud in there!
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,635
Posted By Nova RV
For the relief notches in the rear I used a...

For the relief notches in the rear I used a Dremel tool with the round sanding drum bit and then dressed the edges with fine and finer grits of sandpaper. The sanding drum allows you to make nice...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By Nova RV
Great news Jeff! Mine should be the next one in...

Great news Jeff! Mine should be the next one in line. I have the same color combo picked out as well. Enjoy!
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,285
Posted By Nova RV
Congrats! I hope to join this club sometime in...

Congrats! I hope to join this club sometime in 2018
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,664
Posted By Nova RV
Off topic but congratulations Bob and thank you...

Off topic but congratulations Bob and thank you for your detailed build log. Yours is one of my go to references before I start every new section. Enjoy!
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By Nova RV
14 1/8 from top of spar carry through to canopy...

14 1/8 from top of spar carry through to canopy sill.
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By Nova RV
Got mine up on the gear. Engine and prop about 3...

Got mine up on the gear. Engine and prop about 3 weeks out and working on panel cutting with Stein right now. Hoping to fly in a...
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By Nova RV
Vans has engine/prop deals on the IO-390 and...

Vans has engine/prop deals on the IO-390 and Hartzell prop for show season. There are some flying with the Superior XP400 motor too. Seems like there are most flying or building with the Hartzell...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-15-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,262
Posted By Nova RV
I agree with Tom, I would increase the pressure...

I agree with Tom, I would increase the pressure on the DRDT. Mine looked exactly like yours on my fin / rudder and passed inspection by a tech counselor plus several guys and are perfectly safe as...
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By Nova RV
Have you finished the locking mechanism and...

Have you finished the locking mechanism and installed the blocks in the rear of the frame for the locking pins? I would not do anything adjustment wise until that part is complete and functional as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Nova RV
All I can give you is what I did and that is...

All I can give you is what I did and that is prime them with epoxy primer then top coat. My interior is a 2K urethane auto paint and the vents came out fine. I would not expect that you need any...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,367
Posted By Nova RV
Scott, I'm glad changes were made but are there...

Scott, I'm glad changes were made but are there any plans to help those of us who purchased defective (too short wires are a defect) $1500 wiring harnesses ? So far, my kit has been amazing but this...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,367
Posted By Nova RV
It doesn't help that the wires are too short at...

It doesn't help that the wires are too short at least in my harness and at least one other I know of. They reach the sockets for the stick connector but zero slack like it needs to keep any tension...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By Nova RV
Is the issue the stick diameter or the base...

Is the issue the stick diameter or the base (socket)? Just wondering as I bought the Tosten pre shortened sticks and the both fit perfectly in the bases. If it's the stick, I have the 2 factory...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By Nova RV
The problem with using engine stands is that they...

The problem with using engine stands is that they angle the "engine" at an up angle from the stand so using 2 would be difficult to get them to work together. I ran into this on my fuselage when the...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,082
Posted By Nova RV
I think the aluminum Hartzell vs the Whirlwind is...

I think the aluminum Hartzell vs the Whirlwind is something like 55 vs 42 lbs. I know there are a few 14s out there already flying with the composite Hartzell and Whirlwind props.
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